Make a batch of kitchari, a soothing, dhal-like dish linked to Ayurvedic cleanses (an ancient system of alternative medicine from India) for a healthy supper.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Melt the ghee in a large flameproof casserole or saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in all the cauliflower and carrots, and season lightly. Fry gently for 10 mins until the vegetables have softened and taken on a bit of colour.
  2. Step 2

    Tip in all the spices and fry for a further 2 mins until fragrant. Pour in the moong dal and rice, and stir to coat in the spices. Season with salt and pour in 1.25 litres water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 45 mins, stirring occasionally until the beans and rice are fully tender and have broken down. The texture should be porridge-like. Season to taste and sprinkle over the coriander. Serve with the lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.